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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> yeah, it's "the stephanie miller show." this is chris. that is jim. >> chris is sick as a dog and stephanie's not here. >> it will be a wonderful show today. we only had a day off the fiscal cliff. so there's that. representative john boehner told senator reid to go f himself. twice. >> really? >> according to the folks at politico. so i'm shush we'll be talking about that if stephanie gets here. hoping and praying she gets here. happy new year to everyone out there. yeah, jacki schechner -- >> happy new year. >> happy new year to you too. >> some things don't change. you like to step all over my news before i start. >> oh, geez, did i do that? oh god! okay. there's stephanie. >> stephanie: happy new year. >> let's go to jacki schechner in the current news year. >> whatever, steph. thanks for joining us! good morning everyone. happy new year to you. not only did congress wait until the very last minute to come to a deal to stave off the fiscal cliff but by all accounts,
his decision. jim moran of virginia's eighth district released the following statement shortly aft bill was passed. quote, i've been hoping to cast a ballot for a balanced deal which addresses both long run fiscal issues and the artificial short-term crisis created by the budget control act. the bill before us today is wholly inadequate. it leaves our country with three more fiscal cliffs to negotiate over the next three months. i'm deeply concerned by the long-term consequences of this hastily crafted agreement. i cannot in good conscience support this legislation. that from virginia congressman jim more ran. -- >> jim moran. >>> lawmakers from both parties are speaking out against the decision by house republican leaders to end the congressional session without voting on an aid bill for victims of superstorm sandy. new york republican peter king said the decision was indefensible. maryland democrat steny hoyer said he was deeply disappointed. last friday the senate approved a $60.4 billion sandy relief meetings. the house appropriations committee drafted a smaller bill. a vote by
>> reporter: making election night no surprise the biggest campaign story of the year. jim acosta, cnn, washington. >> and i'm allison kosic. "cnn newsroom" continues now with martin savidge. don't go anywhere. >> thank you very much. >>> welcome to the cnn "newsroom." i'm martin savidge in for fredricka whitfield. here are the top stories we are following right now. >>> that fiscal cliff. we are at the very edge. senate leaders are working through the weekend trying to reach a deal before the deadline. today president obama called on lawmakers to meet their deadlines and responsibilities and forge a compromise to avoid tax hike and spending cuts from taking effect. lisa desjardins is live on capitol hill. what's going on right now? >> reporter: right now it's all behind closed doors, martin. what we just have learned in the last hour, in fact, what reporters have seen here, a surprise. house speaker john boehner was here at the capitol. we're still trying to sort out exactly why he was here, but he wasn't here for very long, it seems. he left in the last hour. also, we were able
with that the earliest next month with the new congress. it is the main reason why democratic congressman jim moran opposed this bill and he voted -- he vote it down. we'll hear from the in the next half-hour. back to you. >> surae chinn reporting live from capitol hill. >>> it is 5:04. time for the latest your money report of the morning. >> jessica doyle is here with the impact of this deal. >> well, global markets are riding high because this deal actually got passed in the house. there was concern that that wouldn't actually happen. wall street is back in business today after being closed for new year's. checking the numbers for you, the dow stands this morning above the 13,000 mark yet again. good place to start the new year, gamed 166 points on friday. the nasdaq finished at 59 points. the s&p 500 was better by 23 points. even though investors are riding high on this fiscal cliff deal, the nation's money problems are far from over. great quote here to sum up the year ahead. quote, it looks as if lawmakers will spend 2013 staggering from prices to crisis not unlike a bunch of nasty drunks weav
there. our coverage continues with accuweather and meteorologist jim dicky. good morning, jim. >> good morning. our next storm system taking shape through the day. in the form of two storms. one area of low pressure rolling out of the gulf of mexico, bringing rain to the lower mississippi valley. stronger storms in the afternoon in southern louisiana. and a weak area of low pressure tracks its way out of the midwest, bringing light snow across the great lakes. the two combine forces here. through the night, we'll see 1 to 3 inches in the ohio valley. brandi and muhammad, back to you. >>> in pasadena, california, not only are the stanford cardinals and the wisconsin badgers getting ready for tuesday's rose bowl game, workers are putting together the beautiful floats that will be in the tournament of roses parade. >> this is so cool to see in person behind the scenes. 41 floats will be part of the parade. these are really just the finishing touches. the work started on most of the floats after the rose parade back in january. yeah, they start then. amazingly, each float will be decorated
at this point gone up about $8.90, $1,664.80 an ounce. by the way, we have jim o'neill coming up in just a moment. we also have pimco's mow hammel el-erian. >>> steve sedgwick is standing by in london right now. how are things standing by there? >> it's a very quiet session as we saw last week on the u.s. and the european incidentsies. despite the fact that the vix in the united states and the v-stocks and the various volatility measures on this side of the atlantic remain elevated. despite that, we're not seeing a lot of oscillation on the back of, as you said, the fiscal cliff and concerns that we may fall off. does that mean that people are getting complacent? they think even though we might not get a deal in the next 24 hours, we will get a deal fairly imminently. in the meantime, though, this is what we've got in terms of the major european indices. that will open and the germans will come to that in a few minutes' time it has been up year-to-date around about 6% and that makes the ftse 100 a real lagger compared with some of its european peers. a laggard, as well, compared to the c
, were penetrating in 1995 and 1994 into the soils. he went back to vietnam with his son jim who's one of the proponents of the mission. he was the highest ranking military figure to return to vietnam at that time. and he was a leader in convincing president clinton to open, to normalize relations with vietnam. and that's another interesting -- and, actually, president clinton asked him to get general westmoreland onboard on all this. and bud played a very central role in getting general westmoreland to recognize the importance of opening up a relationship with vietnam. and so the watch really never ended for bud. and that's why in 1998 the president of the united states, bill clinton, would give him the presidential medal of freedom for everything he had done on behalf of generations of people. he never stopped fighting, as president clinton said. never stopped fighting for those who had no power. so my book is not so much a story about his different commands, and it's not an official naval history. i leave that to the next generation of naval historians who will have is the access to
constant in 1921, whom jim spoke about in his introduction, and later when dorothy was the chief of the bureau in berlin was as courageous as her american trend, possibly more so spirits intent on breaking through that concrete ceiling of male dominated the literature and journalism they both were intent on confronting the pivotal issues of their time head-on, and they would remain friends of their lives. it was as humble as a beginning as dorothy. she was born sicily isabel on the a outskirts of london in 18922 space thailand mother with musical aspirations in a truly gifted journalist father when she abandoned them to poverty. she was both devastated and in the liberated. as angry as she was, she liked thompson was able to convince herself. naughty and rebellious ms. fairfield first tried to be an actress which was a terrible thing for a respectable woman to do but early on, she realized that her true passion and the devotee was the spoken word coming and she became a feminist journalist as a tool for initiating social change. by the age of 20, she had earned a reputation as a
, including raising the debt ceiling and sequestration reasons why democratic congressman jim moran voted against the measure. >> the problem is we set up three more fiscal cliffs, and all that's left is spending cuts. the only question we have to ask ourselves what programs do we cut them and how deep do we cut them. we'll look back at this night and regret it. >>it's frustrating to see the people go through the tough times and congress is not getting its job done. >> at least they're doing something. better than nothing. >> reporter: on capitol hill, surae chinn, 9news. >>> the bill includes an extension of unemployment benefits for about two million americans. the bill does not include the payroll tax cut. so workers will be paying about 2% more in social security taxes and that means a smaller paycheck each month. >>> the first same-sex marriages were performed at the montgomery county courthouse this morning. yesterday marked the first day that gay marriages were legal in the state of maryland. and among the first to tie the knot, a couple who got married at the black walnut-point in
the rest of the way. >> jim believes the young players on this team have what it takes to win enough games to get to the super bowl. >> you don't give up on nothing as a fan. the burgundy and gold now is really good. >> newness has worked at the diner more than 50 years -- eunice. she said that she felt like she was in heaven last night watching. >> it's great. i'm on top of the world. >> the redskins will play host next weekend. the seattle seahawks will be in town for the redskins' first playoff game since 2007. brianne carter abc 7 news. >> we want you to get in on the action. if you are celebrating a big victory, as a video. we want to hear and see you singing ""hail to the redskins." so e-mail a short video clip and we will play it later this week. coming up, we will check out some of the championship merchandise that is also not for sale -- now for sale. saturday's early games include the cincinnati bengals against the houston texans. and the late game is a rematch between the vikings and the packers. this one is green bay. the the ravens will play the indianapolis colts at 1:00 on s
, jim. caller: i'm calling from georgetown, texas. senator schumer proposed a $1 million cut off. reid and durbin did not go along with that. no entitlement cuts and we have $16 chilean debt and everybody -- $16 trillion debt and everybody keeps spending. don't we have to pay this debt down? host: the debt is $16.3 tr illion. another looming deadline. the treasury department can extend the deadline for the next month or two. part of the dynamics in the negotiations. front page of "the washington times." is the brink" cutline. host: harry reid had this to say on the senate floor. [video clip] >> the american people do not understand. the house is operating without the house of representatives. it is being operated with a dictatorship by the speaker. if the $250,000 would be brought would pass. speed brainer could've brought legislation to the house and it would have passed. host: gcomments by harry reid. the senate is in session today. bill has this point -- from "the national journal" -- the story is available online. "the president will have a strong hand to play over what to do about
in mobile, alabama, on christmas day. destroying several homes. weather channel's jim cantore live for us in mobile and joins us now. obviously, the sun is out and completely different now but explain why the monster system brought such a different batch of unexpected weather to certain places. >> reporter: well, we haven't had any big cold air masses in the east. so, you know, unless the gulf which is our fuel source is cooled off by a cold front, we can just take it as much as we want and that's what this storm did. came down, scooped up moisture, got warm and the jet stream came over and tornadoes that caused damage. this is a parish here, this is a an episcopal church. looking at the roof damage. you see a couple pieces of roof gone. that's not too bad. look how massive the church is and the top layer here, completely twisted by the tornado. all right? so that's going to have to be removed and rebuilt in through here. trees, power lines, damaged throughout mobile. we may have a four to five-mile path here but alabama power have been out all evening and morning getting some 40,000 peop
spread around the internet. as jim axelrod reports, critics say it's too much information. >> reporter: driving through this typical westchester neighborhood, you can tell a lot, who's got a new car, who just finished their addition who's got the best christmas ornament ornaments. now thanks to this website you also might fwhoe has a handgun. it began as an 1,800-world article in this past sunday's edition of "the journal news" that covers three counties. included in the article included a map with names and addresses of those likely to own a handgun in the counties. >> we have to be very very careful about the types of information we're going to publish here. in this case, i think the newspaper has gone a little too far in terms of publishing information that actually stigmatizes people. >> reporter: hundreds have weighed in on the journal's web paige, the majority expressing outrage. some even posted what they say are the home addresses and home phone numbers of the paper's staff. cbs news tried to talk with several individuals identified by "the journal ne
learn this week the actor charles durning died in new york on monday. here's jim axelrod. >> reporter: known as the king of character actors charles durning appeared in more than 100 movies in a career that started in 1962. >> got to get you out of here! >> reporter: the crooked cop in "the sting." >> you're lieutenant william snyder? >> i don't know what's up? >> i know this is kind of quick, but that's how i am. >> reporter: the love-struck widower who proposes to dustin hoffman in "tootsie." >> i love to dance. >> reporter: but it was the over-the-top governor -- >> excuse me. >> reporter: and the bumbling nazi colonel in "to be or not to be" that earned him two oscar nominations in the early '80s. charles durning grew up poor in upstate new york. he left home at 16 before starting his theater career as an usher. world war ii interrupted that career. he was 21 years old on d-day when he was in the first wave to hit omaha beach, the only man in his unit to survive. he rarely spoke about that day, but recalled the landing at the national memorial day concert in 200
, superman, star trek and the hunger games. >>> 49ers' head coach jim harbaugh will be trying out kickers to replace david aker. the team will holdouts this week and they will be competing for acres' job, including for the 49ers' next game. the first playoff game is january 12th. acres missed two field goals on sunday. but he did make two. the 15-year veteran has been struggling this season. he's 0th in the league in field -- 30th in the league in field goal percentage. harbaugh said it was not up to his standard. his job is to make field goals and he's not making them. and harbaugh is a pretty quick decision maker. he doesn't let people sit around. >> you see how a field goal can change the whole game. >> yes. >>> 7:22. tara has something free for everyone. >> free parking in san francisco. >> aren't you sweet. >> my gift to you. meters will not be enforced. hope if you need to get out and -- happy new year if you need to get out and about. near thornton avenue, the chp is not saying what this is, perhaps it's a stalled car. in livermore, just wanted to show you 580 westbound. a little s
's a culmination. >> coach shaw stepping in where jim harbaugh left off. stanford are six-point faifrt ritz, but with plays like this, the crowd is going wild. >> they're going to dominate. not six points. they're going to dominate. >> this family is rooting for their home team. carolyn is a loyal badger. >> i'm feel gchlgt i know we're under dog buzz this is the third time we've been to the rose bowl, i think this year, we'll win. >> cardinal quarterback has a different outcome in mind, giving fans plenty to cheer about. >> we thought after anldy left, the football program won't be doing as well, but they've had a great season. is been fun to watch. >> and it's fun to watch right now, in fact with playing well enough, so stanford isn't running away with it. we're going to check back at 6:00 to see hout crowd feels at that time. reporting live in palo alto, abc 7 news. >> so much fun,. 17-14 stanford at the half. >> the rose intol nothing but a side show. but this is the main attraction. the tournament of roses parade. >> yes. young people in blue frr the marching band san jose valley chris
a first round bye sunday when the vikings beat the packers. jim harbaugh has a serious issue with david akers who missed two more field goals. he converted only 69% of his attempts. they will bring in two more kick, for tryouts. >> there will always be a level of competition to find who gives you the best chance to win the next game knowing the competitiveness that he is, i don't think he will have a problem with that. >> one. kick, reportedly set to -- one of the kickers reportedly set to try out is billy cundiff who missed one for the ravens in the afc championship that vaulted the patriots into the super bowl. look at the wind in el paso texas. sun bowl against usc and here's the 4th quarter touchdown. kevin washington to or win smith to extend the lead to 21- 7 which was the final score. remember when the trojans were the preseason number one ranked team? they finished the season with just 7 wins. >>> the home depot center outside of los angeles host of stanford football's final practices before the rose bowl game versus wisconsin. kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. the cardinal last p
democratic primary over a guy named jim shannon. then came the biggest break of all, on the same today voters turned on elliot richardson. he was one of the few heroes of watergate. but the republicans dumped him in their primary in favor of a right wing businessman. only then was john kerry's path to the senate and all the prominence and all the opportunities that senate seat has afforded him, only then was that clear. in politics we tend to ridicule losers or ignore them. but john kerry's road back is a reminder of how arbitrary this game really is. all right, that does it for "the cycle." karen finney, you're in for martin bashir and it's all yours. >> all right. it's wednesday, december 26th. we hope you're having a wonderful holiday because the president's is about to end. boehner and the boys? what's the rush? ♪ >> first of all, we want to say merry christmas. >> president obama is cutting short his christmas break with the fiscal cliff looming large. >> the fiscal cliff gets closer. congress now has six days left to make a deal. >> aloha, hawaii. >> to my republican coll
. jim frederick, thanks for joining us tonight. >>> up next, an attempted coup if you will. to derail a movement off the tracks. although i think they have a lot of influence. look at the cliff. the tea party will not act to keep the government going. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> still no word on who may inherit john kerry's senate seat now that he's been nominated for secretary of state. we know who won't. ted kennedy jr. says he won't run for the massachusetts seat because he considers connecticut his home. >>> and it looks like ben affleck is sticking to life in hollywood instead of heading to washington. the star of "argo," a great movie, says that he quote, loves the political process, but i'm not running for office. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to "hardball." the tea party movement, they call it a movement because it's got plenty of material. an attempted coup at the tea party organization freedom works takes the prize. the prize. in today's "washington post" army gardiner reports on the power grab, richard k. armey walked into the capitol hill office
ahead, congressman jim mcdermott with the latest on the fiscal cliff negotiations. first, though, an american military hero has died, norman schwarzkopf passed away in florida yesterday. remember he was popularly known as stormin' norman and he was the u.s. general who led the 1991 operation "desert storm," which liberated kuwait from iraqi dictator saddam hussein, and you know, the 41 is ill and actually sent out a statement about the general late yesterday, when we're all thinking about 41, as well. schwarzkopf was 78. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. >>> welcome back to "squawk box" this morning. the g
under a jim crow system, okay? now we're talking about the people who get preferences now were born in 1994. that doesn't seem like very long ago to somebody my age. 994. that's, you know, 30 years after the 1964 civil rights act. according to the latest census, one in four americans now describe themselves as being something other than white. african-americans are not the largest minority group anymore. they haven't been for a while. latinos are a larger minority group than african-americans are. and neither one of them is the fastest-growing racial minority group. the fastest-growing racial minority group is asian-americans. african-americans are growing at only a 12.3% rate, white americans at only a 5.7% rate. another rapidly-growing group are people like our president who could check more than one box in the race and ethnicity section of their questionnaire. seems to me, and i think in the supreme court, that in a country like that we cannot have a legal regime that sorts people according to their skin color and what country their an access or to haves came from and treat some
market. we'll talk about that and much more with chuck todd and jim cramer straight ahead. >>> what we'll all be watching, wearing and playing with in the months to come. >>> call me a mind reader. i can tell you one of the top stories of 2013. of course, it's going to be the birth of the duke and duchess of cambridge's baby. and coming up, we'll talk about the preparations under way at kensington palace for his or her arrival and what it will mean for the royal family. >> probably not going to cover that that much on this show. first let's head to the news desk and check in with andrea canning. happy new year. >> new year to you. and happy new year to you at home. >>> kelly o'donnell is on capitol hill this morning with all the details of the fiscal cliff. >> good morning and happy new year, andrea. frantic rush of negotiations leading through this holiday. there has been a breakthrough that could affect everyone's pocketbook, but it happened with time nearly running out. three hours before the midnight deadline and the vice president arrived on capitol hill. >> happy new year. did yo
court clerk already has four ceremonies lined up and couples are thrilled for the opportunity. >> jim and i met in 1977. at that time i really didn't believe that gay people would ever see the day that they could marry. >> maryland is the ninth state to legalize same-sex marriages along with the district of columbia. >>> jackpot. a maryland man visiting atlantic city won nearly $4 million on a progressive slot machine. the man does not want his name released. we're told he was playing at the bore gad a hotel casino and spa last sunday night when he hit it big there. the $3,843,951 jackpot is one of the largest jackpots in the history there. that's on the boardwalk up there i think. >> not an -- on slots. not blackjack. that is a paysimazinamazing. >>> still to come, how one man's fly by of his own homelanded a would-be criminal in jail. >>> cold temperatures were not enough to keep these people out of the river. >> it definitely feels like january out there. as you step out the door, how long are we stuck in this (woman) 3 days of walking to give break cancer survivor a lifetime-- tha
in jim clancy. i want to start with the government attacks today in and around damascus. what is the government's goal here? >> the government is extremely concerned. they're losing their grip on the suburbs of the capital. all of this is within ear shot of the presidential palace. but it is really -- i think it is only fair to say it to admit what is going on here. they are targeting civilians in whatever numbers they can find. the regime obviously frustrated, they have not been able to strike with any significant effect on the free syrian army, on the rebel and opposition groups and they have turned to civilians who are lining up, whether it is for bread or whether it is for fuel, some 75 people known to have been killed in this incident alone. it reflects the pattern that we're seeing here, don. a pattern of increased casualties. we were looking at a thousand casualties a month at one point. and now it is probably more than a thousand a week. we have been well over 100 for almost as long as i can remember. >> in announcing its analysis of the human toll of the war, the u.n.
on the fiscal cliff, some tea partiers seem ready to compromise on taxes. here's jim acosta. >> reporter: for the tea party, change is brewing on capitol hill. florida republican alan west who rode the tea party wave in congress two years ago only to be swept out in november has already lost its office which is being prepped by painters for its new occupant. >> they say he's an outsider, a reformer. >> reporter: another tea partier, kansas congressman tim huleskamp, was booted from his seat on the budget committee he believes to john boehner wanted to send a message, to get in line for a deal on the fiscal cliff. >> we have determine thursday is some secret scorecard. a scorecard which based on testimony votes -- >> reporter: i think there's house -- >> i think there's potentially i hope not to push a tax increase through the house, and we will see what happens. >> reporter: while the speaker denied he's bringing down the hammer, stating in a letter that "there is no scorecard," -- >> stop spending now! stop spending now! >> reporter: it's clear, tea partiers are not rallying to shut dow
's stay on the subject of guns and what to do about them. congressman jim moran says there is a disconnect between the national rifle association's leadership and the nra members. the democrat from virginia is pushing a package of gun reforms he says most nra members support. and representative moran joins me now live from washington. good to have you with us. >> good to be with you, thank you. >> congressman, when many politicians think about the nra, they think about this legion of people who stand shoulder to shoulder with wayne lapierre and the leadership and what he says they believe. you believe, though, that the nra leadership is out of touch with the membership. why? >> well, this bill that we're introducing on the first session of the next congress has five measures where two-thirds of nra membership support them. in fact, in some cases one of them is supported by 79% of the nra members. so i do think there is a disconnect between the nra members and the gun manufacturers who basically pay the salaries of the nra leadership. but what this would do is to require background checks,
:00. it will be cardinals' first rose bowl appearance since 2000. the last time stanford won the game, jim plunkett was the quarterback in 1972. but today, they are 6.5-point favorite. the cardinal got into the rose bowl by beating ucla for the pac-12 championship. wisconsin won the big ten title. i'm sorry, grace. i know you're a grad. they beat nebraska. >>> play of the day from the music city bowl in nashville. vanderbilt's chris boyd just a great catch. corner of the end zone. it was initially ruled incomplete because the officials weren't sure he got a food in. but even if he didn't, what a great catch. one-handed grab. he got one foot down. it was a touchdown and the commodores beat north carolina, the music city bowl, if you care, outstanding grab. >> we could do that. [ laughter ] >> absolutely. >>> all right. 6:26 now. coming up, we have a police chase at a bay area airport after a man runs on the tarmac. >> a little scary there. and congress didn't beat the "fiscal cliff" deadline. but there is a deal and a vote. the critical next step that still must happen. coming up. >>> san francisco
the nomination of jim hormel to be ambassador to luxembourg back in the '90s. he said the ambassador was openly aggressively homosexual. hagel took a pummelling for a few hours, few days, then miraculously, there was an apology from chuck hagel. there were phone calls from the white house to gay groups. >> seems to me it shows you the toughest place to be in washington right now is a moderate independent, especially if you're moving forward into the public light. both sides have at you. >> right, both sides. again, as we talk about all the time, the partisan nature of this town and particularly in the house is something that, you know, makes a chuck hagel, makes other people a bit of an endangered species. >> it's wild for all the talk, collective talk about how we want bipartisanship, the minute the leaders move forward they get eviscerated. jonathan capehart, thanks for being on the show, we appreciate it. >>> joining me now to talk about how the fiscal cliff will hurt cities across the nation, philadelphia mayor michael nutter. mr. mayor, thank you so much for being on the show. >> thank you
think you should have to show your license. >> james peterson, chief jim johnson, and matt lewis, thank you. >>> next, president obama won 70% of the latino vote. all right, gop, it's your move. [ male announcer ] this is sheldon, whose long dy setting up the news starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. with a new project in mind, some how-to knowledge to give us an new years clutter is no match for someone with big ideas. edge, and more savings down every aisle. it only takes a few twists and turns for those bright ideas to make the new year even brighter. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. start fresh and save with hdx 20 gallon totes, a special buy at just $5.88 a piece. >>> because this is very important. i don't want to get lost in translation. you promised that, and a promise is a promise, and with all due respect you didn't keep that promise. >> president obama said th
'm sorry, jim. i am going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> big bird here, patrick, may have never been so famous. did the big bird situation really hit home some. >> it did in the sense that it sort of made romney a purchling bag in the same way that another item on our list that some of the social media highlights either republicans or the national bench. when you get the moments that are sort of funny on the substance of them, but also sort of lend themselves so social media, and that was the case with clint eastwood and the case with the big bird comment. a lot of big bird fans on twitter, and they sort of made mitt romney eat his words on that one with the fake accounts and things like that. >> there goes the invisible obama. we have that chair there. that was a funny account. that was opened just within that same night. there's also this photo that was tweeted out by the president on election night. you remember. it became the most retweeted photo of all time. >> that's right. you know, i think what's interesting to look forward to -- or maybe not look forward to -- is we saw so many
and choice and possibility and sacrifice. so wonder if you could go back. i know you were in the jim crow south in baker county, in georgia and you were daddy's girl. and trying to get all gangster driving the tractor at 4 years old and in the streets and neighborhood. tell us about that. >> well, you know, we were in baker county, out, you hear about, you read about some of the i have haves of earlier years but the gator and the sheriff in our county wanted to be known as the gator. the gator actually ruled every thing, everyone in the county. you can't imagine looking at the western from earlier days anyone like him but he was worse than what you have seen in your worst western. but growing up in that we, my family lived, my great-great grandparents had come to baker county. i don't know whether they came as slaves or not but i know they end up there as share croppers and with the up tent on buying land and that they did. they bought enough land that the area where i grew up was still today called hawkins town and lots of family. but it was that way, you know, the hawkins lived in one a
from jim in hot springs national park, arkansas. what kind of business do you own? caller: the last one i had, i was in the construction business. and when i sold my last house i decided to move too hot springs, the first resort in america. host: you are a retired business owner? caller: right. host: if you were still running your business, how would you be looking at the fiscal cliff? caller: i've got some ideas i would like to say. the first thing we would do is eliminate all the people that do the free housing and food stamps and by about all those office expenses and just go with an earned income credits that would not exceed 15 cows and dollars per year. -- $15,000.ould that affec it would help reduce the need for taxes, so they would have more money for others things, rather than paying taxes. if the current welfare system pays people as much as $45,000 a year to add up all the benefits, the free medical, with medical,to doctors or hospitals would cause normally $1,500 a month, but an insurance company for a family, and they get about $800 a month for free housing and another $70
-time employees, ben, libya, evan, mike, julie, richard, jennifer, nick, michelle, jim, doory, jesse, angela, kathleen, carolyn, rachel, eric, jennifer, chris, cody, greg, katelyn, stephanie, beth, bennett, nathan , emily, mary, abby, lee, shannon, christina, p.j., alex, nicki, randy, john, the two best veteran constituent service reps you could ever want. sharon, rachel, cara. mr. speaker, all of them were loyal to the district and i read their names into the record to thank them for their service and loyalty to me, with you especially for their service to -- but especially for their service to the district. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from alabama, mr. brook, for five minutes. mr. brooks: mr. speaker, the bush tax cuts history illuminates why american families face huge tax increases on january 1. the bush tax cuts had two purposes, first, stimulate the economy, create jobs, cut unemployment, and cut the deficit. second, cut taxes to help american families take care of their own needs. in just three years thanks to the bush tax cuts unemployment
classmates was newt gingrich. early on, he took on as his target, the speaker jim wright. that was the beginning of some of this polarization. it was a better time. -- there is little doubt that in the days of tip o'neill, but it was a better time. since those last couple of decades, the institution has suffered from too much partisanship. >> before mr. gingrich, i would imagine he would argue the republican house members have spent decades in the wilderness and he was the one that found a way to bring them into the majority in the house. how do you balance the pluses and minuses? >> there is not any question that that effort to paint a picture of jim wright's service laid the foundation for a majority. that was a healthy thing. i do not believe it was a good thing -- we have been in that for far too long. appropriations committees work -- in turn the, i think it is significant for the american public to know the appropriations committee work is where either you spend money or you do not. ideally, you are here to work with one another to be as responsive as possible to yo
gone up. guest: i guess that's one way to look at it, sure. host: let's go to floral city, florida. jim on the republicans line. caller: good morning. i don't so much have a question but a comment. i feel that most of the conversation in washington is about money and it's more, more, more, more. they're going to waste every dime they get. so the problem i consider is that they have too much money. not that they have too little. they don't need more. if we were to update our computer system we could probably do 60% to 70% of our governmental business on a computer and let the people run it instead of our bureaucrats. it just makes no sense. i've only heard just a very few words regarding the fact that they spend too much money. guest: we do. we spend too much money. and unfortunately you're absolutely right. we don't hear that enough and for that reason that was the reason we got the compromise last night. enough people are willing to look the other way on the spending. again, i understand the folks who voted for it. both democrats and republicans alike. they don't want to go over the cl
it at the same time. you can do that, you get these wonderful shapes. glass really rewards risk. >> jim is sort of this renaissance guy. whatever he tries to do, he does exceedingly well. he perfects. he also has a gift for musician. has a gift for art or more than a gift, a passion. like a lot of things, trying to find a better job can be frustrating. so at university of phoenix we're working with a growing list of almost two thousand corporate partners - companies like microsoft, american red cross and adobe - to create options for you. not only that, we're using what we learn from these partners to shape our curriculum, so that when you find the job you want you'll be a perfect fit. let's get to work. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is being treated at new york presbyterian hospital for a blood clot. the clot was discovered during a follow-up examine for a concussion she suffered last month. she will stay in the hospital at least for 48 hours. chief medical correspondent dr. gupta has more. >> first off, we don't know exactly where this blood clot is. they say it's somewhere in her bo
for this country. host: we move on to jim in fort myers, fla. caller: thank you for taking my call. what is your suggestions to solve these problems? are you still for the electoral college system? how will you improve the campaign financing? i would like to hear what you thought after all of your research. guest: there are a few different ways to go. i do not advocate a particular policy position, but there are some implications. in terms of fund-raising, it is a result of low contribution limits, with rapidly rising campaign costs. if you favor the public system, you will want to revamp its note it offers a larger pool -- so it offers a larger pool to opt in. that would limit the amount of time presidents have to campaign. you might see the problem is the contribution limit. contribution limits on the amount of money you can give are small relative to the amount of money it takes to run a campaign. you might say to raise the contribution limits. with the electoral college, if it were abolished and we elect our presidents through a national popular vote, you could have a lively debate. voters i
. family spokesman jim mcgrath says the 88-year-old former president is improving. his conversations with doctors and nurses now include singing. bush is being treated for a fever following bronchitis-related cough. >>> is hockey going to happen this season? i ask you that. the nhl wants to get back to the bargaining table with the locked out players association after a new contract offer from the league broke thece between the two sides -- no pun intended. okay, maybe a small one. talks are scheduled to resume sunday in new york. >>> proof that annual traditions in other countries don't always translate. a town in southeast spain is cleaning up after revelers battled it out with flour, eggs, and -- wait for it -- firecrackers. the annual flour/egg/firecracker fight takes place on december 28 and celebrates spain's equivalent of april fool's day. to recap, that is flour, eggs, and firecrackers. jud . >> do they combine? >> yeah, like bisquick a la requirecrackers. >> some story meetings -- >> maybe next year. >> maybe. we'll see. >> thanks. >>> dylan dreyer has a check of the nationa
cornyn, horrible recruitment two years in a row and this time they didn't have jim demint to blame. >> don't blame that texan on me. >> okay. take it up with him after the show. erick erickson, roland martin, thank you very much. happy new year, guys. >>> hopes have been crushed and families in the making have been ripped apart. a new law bans americans from adopting russian children. welcome to chevy's year-end event. so, the 5.3-liter v8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pounds? 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer-power? [ laughs ] [ pencil scratches ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. get the best offer of the year -- 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $1,000 holiday bonus cash. plus trade up for an additional $1,000 trade-in allowance. hurry. bonus cash ends january 2nd. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register you
samaritan story to end on from christmas day in colorado springs. during his christmas celebration, jim stevens noticed some suspicious people carrying items out of his neighbor's home, so he decided to confront them. >> told them put the stuff down. he threw it at the me, hit me in the face, took off running. then the car tried to leave, so i reached into the win at the, put the car in park so she couldn't leave. as i'm doing that, the other lady came out and i was able to hold her until police got here. >> i'm victor blackwell. thanks for being with me. up next, "the situation room" with joe johns. >>> happening now, time running out and pressure is mounting. can the white house and congress keep the country from going off the fiscal cliff? >>> a dangerous winter storm roaring across the eastern half of the u.s. bringing blizzard conditions and travel nightmares. plus, the nra's controversial proposal to put armed volunteers in every school, we'll go in-depth with the man in charge of the national school shield program. i'm joe johns. you're in "the situation room." the u.s. is now ju
. [ jim ] we raise our chickens cage-free. we're trying to make a better chicken. that i put on my children's plate. that's why we use all-white meat, breading that is whole grain with omega-3 and no preservatives. it is my goal to make the highest quality, best-tasting nugget on the market. i want consumers to go, "dang, that's a good nugget." >>> matt recently sat down with people offering tips for the new year. julian castro, sara blakely, the founder of spanx, warren buffet and tony robbins. >> in a down time when you've been battered and a rough time to splurge? good idea? >> maybe occasionally, sure. but splurge means you do it once in a blue moon not folks that don't save, that, you know, spend their monies in ways they shouldn't. >> the best investment you can always make is in yourself. it changed my life in a big way. before that, i could not speak in public. i was a total disaster. it gave me the chance -- i was going to go sell stocks and i knew i had to be able to talk to people. any time you can invest in yourself, you'll get a payoff 1,000 for one. >> that's an amazi
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